49. Miss Ward
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance if he will give an assurance that the increased parents' pensions, due on the new scale, will be made retrospective to a date in line with other war pensions increases.
§ Brigadier Smyth
My right hon. Friend announced increased means standards for these pensions on 2nd May, and they will operate from the first pay day in May. Reductions on account of recent increases in other pensions are being restored.